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Summertime Folk Art

NEW THIS WEEK - June 11th, 2008


Summertime Folk Art

Free Project Instructions!

 

Celebrate the sunny season with bright and cozy new designs! Brimming with sunny stitches, these designs keep wonderful summer sentiment close at hand all year 'round.

Inspired by the traditional folk imagery of everyday items, Summertime Folk Art mingles together lush fruits, pretty petals, and adorable animals in colorful designs that have a cozy and familiar feel to them. Available in both multi-piece applique and stitch-filled versions, these sensational scenes will immediately brighten garden, patio, and kitchen decor.

Beautiful and dramatic, Polish Folk Art florals recreate the customary look of Wycinanki, the Polish art of papercutting. The vivid flowers dance together to form a variety of stunning shapes that are perfect for table and bed linens, and summer wardrobe embellishments.

Finally, on tour now, the Bluegrass band! Made up of high-energy, music-loving animals, these bluegrass buddies will get your toes tapping and fingers snapping. They can't wait to dance directly onto children's items, tote bags, and quilts.

Applications for these lovely designs are as endless as we wish that summertime could be. Savor these summer designs now!

Give your sofa a boost by adding a set of eye-catching, uniquely-shaped Turkish Corner Pillows!

Click here for project instructions!


Summertime Folk Art

Bright and happy designs are full of familiar, summery scenes that that bring the sunny outdoors
right into your home. Flowers, woodland animals, and delectable fruit join together in both multi-piece applique and stitch-filled varieties. Dash the delightful designs onto pillows and plackets, towels and totes for a touch of summer sentiment.

Click here for instructions for embroidering multi-piece applique designs.
 

Bright blossoms accent an appetizing watermelon wedge -
 a yummy addition to your favorite chef's apron or kitchen.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.87"
and 4.87"X4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.73" and 5.91"X5.86"
and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"


A sprightly butterfly dances among big, bold sunflowers.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.56"X7.80" and 5.86"X6.05"
and 4.86"X5.00"
  Available in four sizes:
7.55"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.01"
and 4.85"X4.99" and 3.74"X3.85"


Blooms in a rainbow of colors make up a lovely bouquet.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.43"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.14"
and 4.85"X5.07"
  Available in four sizes:
7.49"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.11"
and 4.85"X5.04" and 3.69"X3.85"


Thirsty plants and flowers blossom beautifully after receiving sprinkles from a charming watering
 can. Plant this whimsical design across gifts for green thumbs, as well as patio cushions or
 outdoor table linens.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.87"
and 4.87"X4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.73" and 5.91"X5.86"
and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"


Led by moonbeams, a darling rabbit hops through the night.
 Let him leap onto children's pajamas and bed linens.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.82" and 5.86"X5.87"
and 4.86"X4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.69"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.95"
and 4.87"X4.92" and 3.80"X3.86"


Starry skies watch over a pretty flower basket nestled in curling ivy vines.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.72" and 5.89"X5.85"
and 4.87"X4.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.72" and 5.89"X5.85"
and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"


There is merriment among the trees as birds twitter and squirrels scurry.
 Let this busy tree sprout onto wall-hangings, and summery quilts and blankets.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.74"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.90"
and 4.87"X4.88"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.84"
and 4.83"X4.83" and 3.87"X3.85"

 

Summertime Folk Art designs are a fabulous way to make pretty summer frocks and garments even more delightful!

A splash of ripe strawberries will jazz up a dress hem, while juicy watermelon wedges are sure to sweeten a pair of capri pants. And, little girls will love a darling sundress decorated with a busy tree brimming with birds and squirrels.

Try these wonderful, warm weather projects and techniques with Summertime Folk Art designs: It's Neat to Repeat, Capri Pants Conversion, and Pillowcase Dress.



A symbol of strength in life, these decorative wreaths receive
 additional flair from twinkling stars and delightful birds.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.73"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.90"
and 4.86"X4.88"
  Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.90"
and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.84"X3.85"


Tucked beneath flourishing apple trees, a welcoming little cottage is full of love.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.56" and 6.08"X5.85"
and 5.03"X4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.43" and 6.13"X5.85"
and 5.07"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.69"


These mouth-watering strawberries are ripe for the picking and
 perfect for placement on kitchen towels, curtains, and cozies.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85"
and 4.86"X4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.83" and 5.83"X5.84"
and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.84"X3.85"


A cheerful horse prances beneath sunny skies. Giddy-up and
 add the darling design to sweatshirts and tees.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.57"X7.82" and 5.87"X6.07"
and 4.87"X5.02"
  Available in four sizes:
7.56"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.03"
and 4.86"X4.99" and 3.74"X3.85"


An enticing pitcher of lemonade is so refreshing on a warm day.
 
Applique   Stitch-Filled
 
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.82" and 5.87"X5.87"
and 4.87"X4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.82" and 5.88"X5.88"
and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"


A Summertime Folk Art Value Pack

With so many cheerful and sunny designs available at such a low price, fun summer projects
 and applications are endless! All of the Summertime Folk Art designs are available in a value pack,
priced at only $19.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack
to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7
     
   
  All designs smaller than 4 x 4  


A Summertime Folk Art (Applique) Value Pack

The versatility of these darling applique designs and their low price makes it easy to bring summer spirit
 to items across your entire home! All of the Summertime Folk Art (Applique) designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $19.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack
to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 
 
Polish Folk Art

These beautiful floral designs were inspired by Wycinanki, the Polish art of papercutting. The art
was developed by sheepherders who cut out designs from bark and leather. The art form evolved,
and the use of paper cut-outs became popular in the early to mid-19th century.

The pretty decorations were to used to embellish furniture and roof beams, were hung in windows,
and used as gifts. These vivid embroidery versions of Wycinanki are a wonderful way to bring
the traditional, colorful style to your home decor and gift items.


Bold tulips shapes form a square border around a colorful, flower medley.
 Add zest to any blanket or quilt with this radiant botanical blend.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.85"


A potpourri of blooms twirl into a circle and are a dramatic
 adornment to shirts, totes, towels, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.84"X4.84"

 

Bold and dynamic, Polish Folk Art will give dining rooms and kitchens a pretty and powerful pop of color. Dash the delightful designs across napkins and table runners in the dining room for a dramatic touch. Spice up the kitchen by adding the vivid florals to canister wraps and cozies.

Add traditional folk flair to any of these projects when paired with the Polish Folk Art designs: Canister Wraps, Dining Room Dress Up - Napkins and Placemats, Dining Room Dress Up - Table Runner, Tea Cozy, and Toaster Cozy.


 
These florid florals, a striking contrast in color, are delightful when used as a
 tablecloth feature, and an accent on curtains, chair covers, and cozies.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.45" and 4.84"X5.33"


Bewitching blossoms grow every which way. Repeat them across table and bed linens for
 a fabulous border. The small size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop;
 may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.91" and 6.00"X3.51"


Graceful flower sprays are a marvelous accent to shirt plackets.
 
Polish Folk Art Spray   Polish Folk Art Spray - Mirror
 
Available in two sizes:
3.41"X9.41" and 2.49"X6.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.41"X9.41" and 2.49"X6.86"

Tuck this spectacular swirl into the
 corners of pockets and napkins.
 
This petal perfect trio will bring
 a bit of color to any item.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X2.36"


A Polish Folk Art Value Pack

  The variety of shapes and sizes included in the Polish Folk Art Value Pack makes it easy to add traditional beauty to any item in the house! All of the Polish Folk Art designs are available
in a value pack, priced at only $14.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack
to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
   
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  

 
 
Topiaries

Topiary is the art of creating garden sculptures from plants. These vibrant versions are botanical
 works of art spilling over with bold blossoms and delectable fruit. Add the masterpieces to pillows,
 wall-hangings, towels, and more!


Delightful sunflowers stand tall in a
 charming country rooster planter.
 
  This topiary is a fruit cocktail
 of color and flavor.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.55"X9.40" and 4.06"X6.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.48"X9.41" and 3.98"X6.83"

 

Terrific topiaries, full of color and charm, will bring botanical beauty to all areas of your home. Grow these pretty plants on walls with wall-hangings and framed art, and let them sprout across tables on accent linens.

Try planting a splendid topiary on any or all of these projects: Framing Embroidery, Sweet Tweet Wall-Hanging, and Vintage Window.



A burst of luscious lemons sprout from an ornate urn.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.93" and 4.49"X6.82"


Bluegrass Band - Request of the Week
 
  A fan of bluegrass music, Gail L. tries to attend as many bluegrass festivals as possible.
While enjoying the American roots music known for its distinctive acoustic sound and
 stringed instruments, Gail wanted a garment to wear that represented the genre. She
 requested bluegrass designs to embellish a cardigan sweatshirt she that was working on.
 Now introducing the Bluegrass Band, a rocking sextet of animals playing bluegrass
 instruments with great enthusiasm. These lively critters, full of energy and rhythm, can't
 wait to bring bluegrass spirit to your home decor and wardrobe!

Thank you for your noteworthy request, Gail!


Deacon Dog keeps time on his upright bass.
 
  Jamming on his guitar, Conrad Crocodile
 swishes his tail to the beat.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X6.67" and 2.82"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.93" and 3.83"X3.89"

 

Kids will love the playful and lively animals that make up the Bluegrass Band. Brewster Bird and his mandolin will make beautiful music across a baby bib, while Roscoe Rabbit would love to play his banjo on a Rainy Day Roll-Up.

Bring some fiddlin' fun and musical flair to these children's projects: Baby Bibs, Burp Cloth, Rainy Day Roll-Up, and Sleepover Bag.



Roscoe Rabbit gets plucky on his banjo.
 
  Fast fiddlin' Caldwell Cat dances a jig.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.60"X6.56" and 2.72"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.35" and 3.53"X3.88"


Garrison Goat gets down on the washboard.
 
  Brewster Bird keeps the mandolin stings humming.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X6.03" and 3.13"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.05" and 3.71"X3.86"


A Bluegrass Band Value Pack

Bring the entire rocking band home and let these bluegrass buddies make fast friends with little ones. All of the Bluegrass Band designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $8.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the
pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!